Taste of Tysons Dining Guide

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The best eats the area has to offer!

ELLIE BIRD

Falls Church | New American |$$$

Ellie Bird, the creation of Michelin-starred chefs Carey and Yuan Tang, is an upscale-casual dining location in the new development across from Meridian High School. Just established in April of this year at Founders Row, it has already been recognized as one of the 50 best restaurants in the United States by the New York Times.

125 Founder’s Ave | 703.454.8894
www.elliebirdva.com


CAFE RENAISSANCE

Vienna | French | $$

Touted as the most romantic dinner in Northern Virginia, Cafe Renaissance is an elegant restaurant in the true sense of Parisian tradition and is Vienna’s most sophisticated dining experience. An old-world destination with an enormous wine list and ornate, gilded rooms, its cuisine is classic French with a modern twist and an Italian accent.

163 Glyndon St SE | 703.938.3311
www.caferenaissance.com


RISTORANTE BONAROTI

Vienna | Italian | $$

Warm and romantic, Bonaroti’s is a favorite of Italian fine dining patrons. Enjoy an extensive wine list and culinary creations made of the freshest and finest ingredients from Italy. There is everything from calamari to antipasti dishes and entrées of seafood, veal, and lamb.

428 Maple Ave E. | 703.281.7550
www.bonarotirestaurant.com 


NOSTOS

Vienna | Greek | $$

Presenting a fresh take on Greek cuisine, Nostos offers fresh food in sharing-sized portions. Try one of their 50 different wines from different regions of Greece to complement your lunch or dinner. The menu showcases new and traditional Greek dishes, as well as fresh fish from the Mediterranean Sea.

8100 Boone Blvd. | 703.760.0690
www.nostosrestaurant.com


PATSY’S AMERICAN

Vienna | American |$$

Great beer and cocktail selections. The blue crab and shrimp fritters come highly recommended. French dip sandwiches, shoestring fries. You can’t go wrong with this family chain by Great American Restaurants.

8051 Leesburg Pike | 703.552.5100
www.patsysamerican.com


ZEFFIRELLI RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Herndon | Italian | $$

This upscale, white-tablecloth Tuscan-Italian restaurant serves pasta, seafood and popular veal chops. If you are looking for a quiet Italian dinner in Herndon, this is the place. They have great food, amazing service and make a wonderful cappuccino.

728 Pine St, Herndon, VA | 703-318.7000
www.zeffirelliva.com


ARIAKE

Reston | Japanese | $$

Ariake was founded in 2005, providing a setting in the Reston community to enjoy Japanese cuisine with friends, family, colleagues and clients. Their chefs and servers strive to deliver a memorable experience for their customers. Ariake’s well known and popular sushi assortments and specials delight your taste and their entrees satisfy your cravings with service that puts you first.

12184 Glade Drive | 703.391.9006
www.ariakerestaurant.com


BEAR BRANCH TAVERN

Vienna | New American |$$

Bear Branch Tavern serves up hearty portions of classic bar food as well as interesting menu selections that cross cultures. For example, alongside the menu’s standard nachos with black beans, cheese, and jalapenos on tortilla chips are tuna poke nachos with seared yellowfin ahi, seaweed salad, poke sauce, and sriracha aioli over light and crispy wontons. 

133 Maple Avenue East | 571.669.3663
www.bearbranchtavern.com


DOLCE VITA ITALIAN KITCHEN AND WINE BAR

Fairfax | Italian | $

Stop at a bar along the piazza in sunny Sardinia, or linger at a trattoria in Venice’s San Marco Square and you will be invited to experience cicchetti (chi-KET-tee), small plates or side dishes from the legendary cuisine of Italy. Now you can also enjoy cicchetti closer to home, at Dolce Vita. These small plates offer a variety of flavors, from seafoods, salumes, and salads to skewered meats, risotto, and Mediterranean plates of olives and cheese.

10824 Fairfax Boulevard | 703.385.1530
www.dolcevitaitaliankitchenandwinebar.com


L’AUBERGE CHEZ FRANCOIS

Great Falls | French | $$$

Internationally acclaimed, L’Auberge Chez François transports diners to the Alsatian countryside in this rustic French country inn, nestled among lush woods and fragrant gardens. Well-known as the place to celebrate special occasions for more than 60 years, L’Auberge Chez François offers an authentic menu, full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Expect professional fine dining service, extreme attention to detail in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Reservations recommended.

332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA  | 703.759.3800 
www.laubergechezfrancois.com